Ellen is an actress, comedy writer, and filmmaker, and she's writing this in third person, so buckle up.
Currently, she's working on a scripted murder mystery podcast called Grace and Grammy Solve A Mystery, as well as a short film about women who are obsessed with a series of popular reality shows about Wives that live in Real Houses.
In March 2020, Ellen co-authored the humor Cinderella & the Glass Ceiling and Other Feminist Fairy Tales. The book is based on the sketch show Femme Fairy Tales, which she co-wrote with Laura Lane (Ellen and Laura wrote the book together as well). Femme Fairy Tales ran for a year at the UCB Theatre in New York and Los Angeles; the book was optioned by Guamont Television and Freebird Films, and is currently in development as an animated series.
Ellen frequently collaborates with Jay Wolff; you can check out their work here. They just released a short film called Now Connecting about the trials of dating during quarantine; the whole film was made over zoom in New York in April 2020. They created the web series OMGHI, which enjoyed a successful viral run, and they're currently working on a heist comedy feature film.
As an actress, Ellen most recently appeared on the FOX show "Let's Be Real" and the Netflix sitcom "Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!" She spent six seasons on How To Get Away with Murder as the recurring character Ms. Chapin, a totally helpless law student. Her other acting credits include Williamstown Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, countless sketch shows, and three lines on One Life to Live. She wrote and produced the short film No Limes, which is a love letter to her sisters, who are pretty great.
Ellen has a cat named Sally Field and a husband named Dru Johnston. She runs marathons, listens to a lot of podcasts, and spent three years temping at a hedge fund so she's super into SPACs and crypto (that's a joke, dear reader).